SPRINGHILL – It was a long, hard battle for the Cumberland Blues Friday night as they faced off against the East Hants Penguins on their home turf.
The first period took off with a back-and-forth battle for the puck, neither team making a goal until the last few minutes of the period when the Penguins took a shoot and made the goal.
The Penguins quickly kept up their lead, scoring the second goal of the evening. The Penguins scored an empty net goal bringing the Blues to an o-3 season record.
Cody MacDonald of the Penguins brought in the first goal of the game during a powerplay in the first period. Mileh Egli brought in the second for the visitors with assits from Marc Thibodeau and Nick Doucet.
Jesse Colburne eased the Blues into their first goal of the night, assisted by Tyler Gould. But the Penguins brought in another goal from Brad Donaldson, assisted by Ryan Phillip.
Entering the third and final period, the Penguins took in another goal from Cole MacDonnel, his second of the evening. Blues players Kevin Isherwood brought in the second and final goal of the night for the Blues, bringing the score to 4-2 in favor of the Penguins. Penguins captain, Marc Thibodeau, brought in the final goal of the night, bringing the final score to 5-2.
The Blues will be on the road to Lower Sackville on Monday to face the Sackville Blazers.